Monday, August 24, 2009

Herpes Simplex



Here I am, looking gorgeous as usual.  That thing under my nose is a cold sore. I've been getting those since I was 17. They're usually precipitated by stress, and so of course I always get one when I travel.

One time I had a cold sore on my nose while I was sitting at a pub in Ireland. I had been talking to two elderly gentlemen when they informed me that Jesse Ventura had just been elected as the Governor of Minnesota. I was marveling at how the heck they knew such a random detail, and then they informed me that there are more Irish in America than there are in Ireland and so they keep track of things in the States. Anyway, at the end of this 2-beer, 30 minute conversation, one of them leaned over and whispered in my ear, "By the way, your nose is bleeding".

3 comments:

Sarah Lindahl said...

What a funny place to get a cold sore. You shouldn't have let your boyfriend make out with your nose like that when he had a sore on his lip.

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain...just this week I got another cold sore - I thought I had done a "good" job of somewhat covering it up...but at the meeting a foreign lady says - "What happened to your face?"... Who was I kidding thinking I could cover it up? It never works. Curse the herpes simplex virus for ruining my life and many pictures!! - kate

prettiest sister said...

Sarah Lindahl you're funny.

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